Mimi Keene

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Mimi Keene
Mimi Keene 2016.jpg
Keene in 2016
Born (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 20)
EducationItalia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Years active2010–present
Known forEastEnders
Sex Education

Mimi Keene (born 5 August 1998)[1] is a British actress. She is best known for her roles as Cindy Williams in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders and Ruby in the Netflix original series Sex Education.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Keene was born on 5 August 1998 in England, where she was raised. She studied at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts from 2009–2014.[4]


Keene's career began on the stage, making her professional debut playing Janey in Kin at The Royal Court Theatre from 19 November to 23 December 2010.[5][6][7] In 2013, Keene appeared in CBBC's Sadie J as Brandy May Lou and in Our Girl as Jade Dawes.[8] Between 2013 and 2015, Keene was a series regular in EastEnders, playing Cindy Williams. In 2016, Keene appeared in an episode of Casualty as Lana Westmore.[9] Keene also played Megan in a short film, The Escape, in 2017. Keene also had voice roles for video games, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 1 and 2. In 2019, Keene will star in independent feature, Close. She will also portray the young version of Edith Tolkien in Tolkien.[2] In 2019, Keene began playing Ruby in the Netflix original comedy-drama series Sex Education.


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 School for Stars Herself 2 episodes
Sadie J Brandy May Lou Episode: "Dederama"
Our Girl Jade Dawes Episode: "Pilot"
2013–2015 EastEnders Cindy Williams Series regular; 122 episodes
2016 Casualty Lana Westmore Episode: "High Tide"
2017 The Escape Megan Short film
2019 Close Claire Film
Tolkien Young Edith Tolkien Film
2019–present Sex Education Ruby Series regular; 6 episodes
2019 Love me Lilah! Bianca Pre-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2014 The British Soap Awards Best Young Performance EastEnders Nominated [10]
2015 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated [11]


  1. ^ keene, mimi (5 August 2015). "@cattyholden_ awwwwhh thanks babes!!! Love ya".
  2. ^ a b Kelly, Helen (2018-01-19). "Remember EastEnders' Cindy Williams? TJ Spraggan's ex looks VERY different now..." Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  3. ^ "This is what the cast of Netflix's 'Sex Education' are like in real life". UK. 2019-01-14. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  4. ^ "News". Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Kin - theatre review". The Guardian. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Theatre review:Kin at Royal Theatre". British Theatre Guide. 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Kin". Official London Theatre. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Our Girl 24/03/2013". BBC. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Casualty - High Tide credits". BBC. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  10. ^ "British Soap Awards 2014 - winners in full". Digital Spy. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Inside Soap Awards 2015 longlist revealed: Who's in line for Best Actor, Actress and Newcomer?". Digital Spy. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.

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